Reuters reports Notre-Dame Cathedral went up in flames on Monday in a roaring blaze.

The fire devastated the Parisian landmark and is a searing loss for the city as well as for France.

Around 6:50 p local time, firefighters say the fire started in the roof of Notre-Dame cathedral.

Just a few minutes later, a journalist sees smoke and flames at Notre-Dame from a distance.

By 7:40 pm, the fire spread to the giant spire of Notre-Dame cathedral and collapse within minutes.

At 8:07 pm, the entire roof collapses and Paris’ Ile de la Cité is evacuated by police.

The cause of the fire is still unknown at this time.

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